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Got my box of stuff today – a family pack plus muffins!

3/1 Family pack order

3/1 Family pack order

  • rice grits
  • Asian turnips
  • big head of leaf lettuce
  • kale
  • romaine
  • 1/2 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 dozen blueberry muffins
  • bay leaves
  • lemon thyme
  • 4 apples
  • dried red peas

The muffins are pricey, but they’re so good! My husband and I have been looking forward to them for weeks now. These are little blueberry ones. We each had one as soon as we got the box open, so there are only four in the picture.

There’ll be lots of salad this week with sliced Asian turnips. I’ll also tear up the greens and put them in with the lettuce raw for a nice mix.

Thanks to Kim’s advice, I’m willing to try kale crisps again. Probably only a small batch, though, to be safe. The rest I’ll cook with raisins and pinenuts or pasta.

I had planned to make some chicken today with leftover rosemary. Now I’ll add the lemon thyme, too. The bay leaves will have to wait for beef stew or vegetable soup.

These apples are great snacking apples. But I kind of want to try something else with them, too. Maybe I’ll cut them up and put them in a salad with the turnips. Something fun like that.

The peas and grits come from Anson Mills in South Carolina. I’m waiting for the weekly newsletter to see the suggested recipes. I’m thinking some kind of Hoppin’ John recipe maybe with thyme and a bay leaf. The Anson Mills site lists some recipes for grits and red pea gravy, but the gravy recipe sounds a little complicated for me. It calls for pureeing some of the peas, and I so hate washing my blender.

Yesterday, I visited with the farmers while they were boxing up all the items. What a huge job! I took a bunch of pictures, and I’ll post them soon.

Sadly, after my bragging about not getting a cold this season, I came down with one yesterday. So I’m happy to have all this nice produce again. Enjoy!

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Brrr…

It sure was cold picking up the produce this morning. Here’s what I brought home.

feb4

  • Goat’s milk soap with Romance scent
  • Asian turnips
  • Radishes
  • Lavender-lemon verbena-rose geranium sachet
  • Apples (2 lbs)
  • Pecans (1 lb)
  • Sweet potatoes (2 lbs)
  • Leaf lettuce (8 oz)
  • Bordeaux spinach (6 oz)
  • Romaine lettuce (16 oz)
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • Chard (12 oz)
  • Chocolate-raspberry-pecan muffins

Meal planning

Tired of salad yet? Me, neither. The little radishes were great salad additions last fall. We didn’t know we liked radishes till then. The Asian turnips aren’t bad, either. They’re mild, and I just slice them up with the radishes for salad fixin’s. In terms of greens, we’ll start on the leaf lettuce first and then alternate with the spinach and the romaine. I’m not planning on mixing them because I like the distinct tastes.

I’m going to try to make apple rings with a couple of the apples again. And I’m definitely making candied pecans. They’ll be great for snacking and on top of sweet potatoes and spinach salads and ice cream.

I am very happy to have eggs again. We made French toast which used up half our eggs from the first delivery. I’m not eager to do that again. We’ll have scrambled eggs and lots of baked treats this time, I hope.

Here’s an interesting page with kale and chard recipes.  Our chard will wind up in something like these later in the week.

The soap and sachet both smell lovely. I tied the sachet to the lamp over my bed in the hopes of sweet dreams. Even my husband likes the smell.

I was very strong and did not eat a muffin while I was taking pictures. I can tell you they’re very moist, though. We plan on having a couple for dessert tonight.

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